Opening your own urgent care clinic is an exciting and rewarding process you can accomplish in one of two ways: you can start your clinic from scratch, taking on all the responsibilities yourself, or you can partner with a franchisor like American Family Care (AFC). Choosing the latter method comes with important advantages you simply can’t get when you go it alone. Here, we’ll look at a few of those benefits and how they position you to meet the needs of your community in ways the competition can’t match.
A Time-Tested Business Model
Starting any small business requires a lot of work, and if you’re entering an industry without experience in it, you face some unique challenges. Fortunately, when you partner with AFC to start your healthcare franchise, you can count on a time-tested business model that takes much of the trial and error out of the day-to-day operations of your clinic. From hiring qualified staff to dealing with insurance companies to bookkeeping and more, our model lays the groundwork for your success. Furthermore, our proprietary operations and procedures manual details everything you need to know about essential aspects of running your clinic and is available to you anytime for reference and guidance.
Before your clinic doors open, you’ll enjoy comprehensive pre-opening training at our headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, where we’ll cover all the basics of running your business. We know it’s critical you start your healthcare franchise on solid footing, which is why we invest our time and resources into your training, making sure you leave confident in your abilities to run your clinic.
But our team of experts doesn’t just walk away once you begin serving your community. Our suite of resources is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest in our industry and provide you with relevant and practical answers to any questions or issues you may have. It includes:
A comprehensive private intranet site available at all times, containing nearly all the operational information you’ll need to run your business smoothly
A third-party customized software system that helps manage all aspects of your business, including patient intake, scheduling, and integrated payroll processing
Marketing materials, such as brochures, artwork, and radio scripts that will help you reach your community and expand your territory
Ongoing training programs, opportunities for professional development, phone support, and on-site visits
And so much more!
With these kinds of resources at your disposal, you’re not only able to run your center more efficiently but are free to focus on the growth of your healthcare franchise.
A franchise in the medical field is a significant contribution to any community, big or small, which is why we make sure to be there for our franchisees every step of the way.
Be in business for yourself but not by yourself when you partner with AFC to open your own urgent care clinic. To find out more, get in touch today!